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Overview

* This popular full-color guide is not only $5 less than the current edition, but it is now revised to cover Service Pack 2 changes to Windows XP, including new or updated tutorials on Windows Firewall, Media Player, MovieMaker, popup blocker, and more
* Step-by-step instructions, hundreds of full-color screen shots, and essential task coverage make this the ideal reference for beginning-to-intermediate visual learners
* Windows accounts for more than 90 percent of the OS market
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764579271
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/28/2005
  • Series: Teach Yourself VISUALLY (Tech) Series , #57
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 7.84 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul McFedries is the president of Logophilia Limited, a technical writing company. While now primarily a writer, Paul has worked as a programmer, consultant, and Web site developer. Paul has written over 40 books that have sold over three million copies worldwide. These books include the Wiley title Windows XP: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks, Second Edition.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Windows XP.

Start Windows XP.4

What You Can Do with Windows XP.

The Windows XP Screen.

Using a Mouse with Windows XP.

Get Help.

Activate Your Copy of Windows XP.

Restart Windows XP.

Shut Down Windows XP.

Chapter 2: Launching and Working with Programs.

Install a Program.

Start a Program.

Understanding Program Windows.

Using Pull-Down Menus.

Using Toolbars.

Understanding Dialog Box Controls.

Using Dialog Boxes.

Work with Program Windows.

Using Scrollbars.

Switch between Programs.

Shut Down a Program.

Uninstall a Program.

Chapter 3: Creating and Editing Documents.

Understanding Documents.

Create a Document.

Save a Document.

Open a Document.

Make a Copy of a Document.

Edit Document Text.

Change the Text Font.

Find Text.

Replace Text.

Insert Special Symbols.

Print a Document.

Chapter 4: Creating and Working with Images.

View Your Images.

View Images as a Filmstrip.

Preview an Image.

View Images as a Slide Show.

Scan an Image.

Load an Image from a Digital Camera.

Print an Image.

Start Paint.

Navigate the Paint Window.

Create a Drawing.

Draw a Line.

Draw a Rectangle or Square.

Draw a Rounded Rectangle.

Draw an Ellipse or Circle.

Draw a Curve.

Draw a Polygon.

Draw Freehand with a Pencil.

Draw Freehand with a Brush.

Draw Freehand with an Airbrush.

Fill a Shape with Color.

Add Text.

Pick a Color.

Use the Eraser.

Chapter 5: Playing Music and Other Media.

Open and Close Windows Media Player.

Navigate the Windows Media Player Window.

Change the Media Player Window Size.7

Using the Media Library.

Play an Audio or Video File.

Adjust the Volume.

Play a Music CD.

Play a DVD.

Navigate a DVD.

Copy Tracks from a Music CD.

Create a Playlist.

Burn Music Files to a CD.

Using the Media Guide.

Listen to Internet Radio.

Customize the Now Playing Page.

Change the Windows Media Player Skin.

Chapter 6: Working with Files.

View Your Files.

Select a File.

Copy a File.

Move a File.

Copy Files to a CD.

Rename a File.

Create a New File.

Delete a File.

Restore a Deleted File.

Search for a File.

Extract Files from a Compressed Folder.

Chapter 7: Sharing Your Computer with Others.

Display User Accounts.

Create an Account.

Switch between Accounts.

Change a User’s Name.

Protect an Account with a Password.

Change a User’s Picture.4

Delete an Account.

Share Documents.

Chapter 8: Using Windows XP’s Notebook Features.

Display Power Options.

Set Battery Alarms.

Specify a Power Scheme.

Configure Power Buttons.

Synchronize Files between Computers.

Insert a PC Card.

Remove a PC Card.

Chapter 9: Getting Connected to the Internet.

Understanding Internet Connections.

Start the New Connection Wizard.

Choose an Internet Service Provider.

Set Up an Internet Account Manually.

Connect to the Internet.

Disconnect from the Internet.

Make Your Internet Connection More Secure.

Chapter 10: Surfing the World Wide Web.

Understanding the World Wide Web.

Start Internet Explorer.

Navigate Internet Explorer.

Select a Link.

Enter a Web Page Address.

Navigate Web Pages.

Navigate with the History List.

Change Your Home Page.

Save Favorite Web Pages.

Search for Sites.

Chapter 11: Sending and Receiving E-mail.

Start Outlook Express.

Navigate Outlook Express.

Send an E-mail Message.

Add a Contact to the Address Book.

Select an Address Book Address.

Add a File Attachment.

Add a Signature.

Receive and Read E-mail Messages.

Reply to a Message.

Forward a Message.

Open and Save an Attachment.

Create a Folder for Saving Messages.

Create Rules to Filter Incoming Messages.

Protect Against Viruses.

Chapter 12: Customizing Windows XP.

Open the Display Properties.

Change the Desktop Background.

Set the Screen Saver.

Change the Windows XP Colors and Fonts.

Apply a Desktop Theme.

Change the Screen Resolution and Color Quality.

Customize the Start Menu.

Customize the Taskbar.

Chapter 13: Maintaining Windows XP.

Check Hard Drive Free Space.

Delete Unnecessary Files.

Defragment Your Hard Drive.

Check Your Hard Drive for Errors.

Set Up Automatic Updates.

Create a System Restore Point.

Apply a System Restore Point.

Back Up Files.

Restore Backed-Up Files.

Chapter 14: Networking with Windows XP.

View Network Resources.

Set Up a Network Place.

Turn a Network Folder into a Disk Drive.

Print over the Network.

Share a Folder.

Share a Printer.

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